Carbon dioxide equivalent


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Carbon dioxide equivalent

(CO2e)
Emissions of greenhouse gases are typically expressed in a common metric so that their impacts can be directly compared, as some gases are more potent, i.e., have a higher global warming potential than others. The international standard practice is to express greenhouse gases in carbon dioxide equivalents.
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An industry-led voluntary scheme to record, report and reduce carbon dioxide equivalent emissions from the UK freight sectors, founded in January this year, has now officially launched and is being supported within the security sector by G4S.
The EPA recently reported that doubling the reuse and recycling of construction and demolition debris would result in an emissions savings of 150 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, equal to the entire annual carbon emissions from the state of North Carolina.
Citadel Capital Principal Karim Ragab said the the company became one of the first Egyptian organizations to sign a greenhouse gas emission reduction purchase agreement with the World Bank in the summer of 2008, agreeing to sell 325,480 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas emission reductions to the Carbon Fund for Europe.
The label will indicate to consumers the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent emitted from extracting and processing raw materials, manufacturing, distributing, and disposing of these products.
Although IPCC has updated the global warming potential of methane to 23 carbon dioxide equivalent in its Third Assessment Report (2001) and to 25 in the Fourth Assessment Report (2007), 21 carbon dioxide equivalent continues to be used for consistency in greenhouse gas inventory reporting.
The scheme consists of an environmental scorecard designed to identify areas of improvement and best practice, and a detailed gas emissions programme that provides the farm, cow and litre-of-milk carbon dioxide equivalent scores.
1 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in the form of nitrous oxide.
1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, which represented an increase of 0.
One unit is equal to 1 ton of carbon dioxide equivalent.
By December 2012, Toyota Tsusho will purchase a total of 360,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) while TEPCO will buy a total of 240,000 tons of CO2e.
When the Mayor of London, England, Ken Livingstone, officially opened London's Vauxhall Cross Transport Interchange and revamped Walworth bus depot, he joked that since their solar system was commissioned it had generated enough clean electricity to avoid the emission of carbon dioxide equivalent to the "body weight of 11 politicians".
According to BioMer project coordinators, the 117,000 liters of pure biodiesel used in the project helped reduce polluting and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions released by the boats and led to an approximately 356-ton reduction of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
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